Constant in application or attention committed conscious unremitting
- marked by care and persistent effort
- Constant in application or interest; committed; attentive; unremitting.
- Performed with constant diligence or attention; unremitting; persistent; as, assiduous labor.
1530s, from Latin assiduus "attending; constantly present, incessant; hectic; constant," from assidere "to stay down to" (thus "be continuously occupied" at a person's work); from advertising "to" (see ad-) + sedere "to stay" (see sedentary). The word acquired a taint of "servility" in 18c. Related: Assiduously; assiduousness.
(a.) Constant in application or attention; devoted; attentive; unremitting.
- (a.) Performed with continual diligence or interest; unremitting; persistent; because, assiduous labor.
The school grew in numbers, and Barnes occupied all his spare time in assiduous study, reading during these years authors so diverse in character as Herodotus, Sallust, Ovid, Petrarch, Buffon and Burns.